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You may be feeling small, invisible, frightened, or estranged from your own true feminine power.
Society’s belittling and limiting scripts, coupled with loss, fear, and negative experiences, can really do a number on our feminine minds. The result: we fall out of touch with our own spiritual power.
This book will enable women worldwide to correct this negative trend. A great feminine energy fuels everything – inspiring and compelling action and change.
It is my task as a traditional goddess priestess, author, and teacher of the Vedic way to introduce you to this transpersonal feminine force and how to unite with the fullness of the divine feminine in all life circumstances. This omnipotent, omniscient and ultimately protective power will become activated the moment you remember the Divine Feminine, sincerely from your heart. 
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"Acharya Shunya's Newest Book is an Enlightening and Empathetic Guide to Finding One’s Inner Strength."
"Shunya’s writing reflects her teaching/speaking style. She retells key traditional stories, analyzing them creatively and insightfully, while connecting them to history, social movements."
Original art from the book © 2022 Ekabhumi Charles Ellik. 

Part 1 of my book features the Goddess Durga—A role model who vanquishes internalized oppression. Durga teaches you how to take back our full feminine power and roar with conviction and self-sourced approval and esteem!

Part 2 of my book introduces the Goddess Lakshmi—Known for her beauty and generous spirit, Lakshmi guides you to cultivate unshakable inner contentment and soul-aligned abundance.

Part 3 of my book celebrates the Goddess Saraswati—The ultimate teacher of our deepest journey to Self, Saraswati illuminates the gifts of wisdom, peace, and inner freedom by owning our authentic voice and dsires.

Within you is a wellspring of strength and resilience, the ability to create and enjoy abundance, and an expansive sense of inner freedom and divinity. Yet after centuries of living in patriarchal societies, many women don’t realize how powerful they are—or how much they’ve been enculturated to keep their true nature hidden.


With this feminist manifesto rooted in classic Vedic teachings, trail-blazing Vedic spiritual teacher Acharya Shunya empowers women everywhere to step into their divine immensity and lead powerful, abundant, and wise lives. Sharing classic myths, original insights, and empowering practices, Shunya honors her progressive Vedic roots while breaking the shackles of tradition, and offers a profound process for awakening the many faces of the goddess within. 

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“Roar Like a Goddess is a much-needed clarion call for every woman (and man) to stand up and exclaim..."  Read more

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"This strong outing by Shunya (Sovereign Self), president of the Awakened Self Foundation, provides a road map for female empowerment rooted in Hindu traditions. The author examines what the stories of Hindu goddesses Durga, Lakshmi, and Saraswati can teach modern women about “breaking free of patriarchal conditioning and letting go of internalized misogyny.”

Shunya encourages readers to fight internalized sexism, likening the struggle against negative thoughts to the battles Durga (“goddess of power and self-determination”) waged against demons. The four hands of Lakshmi (“goddess of abundance and inner contentment”), the author contends, point to the importance of balancing the “four goals of life”: material security, pleasure seeking, higher purpose, and freedom.

Shunya proffers suggestions for how to achieve these, including finding pleasure in art and prioritizing earning money for security. Shunya urges readers to embrace the example of Saraswati (“goddess of wisdom”)—who publicly reprimanded her partner after he almost replaced her during an important ritual—by standing up for oneself and expressing one’s feelings.

The author’s feminist take on Hinduism finds the radical roots of its mythology and offers a penetrating critique of how these elements have been obscured by “male pundits” and their biased translations of the scriptures. The result is an enlightening and empathetic guide to finding one’s inner strength.

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